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porcupine grass

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a grass (Stipa spartea) with grains bearing a stout twisted awn, which, by coiling and uncoiling through changes in moisture, propels the sharp-pointed and barbellate grain into the wool and flesh of sheep. It is found from Illinois westward. See Illustration in Appendix.

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Examples

  • We picked our way through spinifex, the dense, bristling tussocks of porcupine grass that dominate the central Australian deserts and positively thrive on fire.

    Wildwood

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